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Amazing Unobstructed Gulf Views, Renovations Including New Wood Floor 12/14

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Views are exact in photos. Picture taken on the balcony.


Last updated: 01/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Maravilla condo description

Current renovations for 12/14 include new wood flooring throughout, bedroom reconfiguration to highlight views from the king bed, and some bathroom renovations. Pictures by 12/15.

Welcome to the Top of the Palms. This condo offers amazing UNOBSTRUCTED GULF views from this Galveston vacation rental located right on the Seawall. Only 12 condos have this view at the Maravilla. balcony offers a bit more privacy then most since you cannot see any other condo. Your view is the Gulf and its gorgeous.

The 2/1.5 condo is at the front of the complex and offers you an unobstructed view of the Gulf. We are a dog friendly condo and welcome your pets upon approval.

Walk across the street and enjoy a walk down the Seawall. Minutes from Schlitterbahn Waterpark, Moody Gardens, the Pleasure Pier, much more. Condo features 3 pools and a hot tub that is warm all year long. The grounds at the Maravilla feel like a tropical paradise. Sit outside the front door an enjoy an unobstructed view of Moody Gardens while having a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. Perfect for when they have firework displays. The condo has been freshly renovated in 2012 to fit your vacation needs with a beach theme that will make you enjoy your island stay. The condo sleeps 7 with views from all windows in the living area, and also unobstructed views from the master bedroom. You can bring a port-a-crib or blow up mattress, etc or a 8th child.

The owners would like you to feel like this is your paradise away from home. Putt Putt golf, golfing, restaurants, and so much more are offered minutes away from the complex. The Maravailla is a wonderful place to stay when visiting Galveston. Be the 1st to visit the new Galveston Pleasure Pier coming this summer. Book before its to late. Cable TV provided in both the living and master bedroom. Secure Wifi access in the condo.

We have a lovely gym with a water view. We conveniently have washer/ dryer room at the end of our hall. the elevator is located right very close to our front door.

Keywords: Amazing views of the beach, East side unit with no views of the Marriott construction that will be completed 4/2013. Wonderful Pools and grounds, Located right on the Seawall by Moody Gardens and Schlitterbahn WaterparK. Features include several pools, hot tub, gym, office, fully stocked kitchen, and much more, Condo was remodeled in 2010/11 to suite your vacation needs. Owners will be adding wireless internet for the Summer 2013 season.

Here are some reviews from our past guests.

Great property for a Galveston getaway! 5 STARS
Guest: A beachlover from Kingwood (Kingwood, Texas)
Date of Stay: 08/09/12 Review Submitted: 08/14/12

We had 7 people stay at this property for two nights. The atmosphere and accommodations were very welcoming and clean. The location was great; just a short drive down seawall to where you can hang out on the beach. The property manager was fantastic to work with and answered all my questions quickly. I would hightly recommend this property to anyone with or without pets. We brought our German Shepherd with us and she felt at home there. We did bring our own kennel to keep her in when we were not inside the property so she would feel confortmable. There was plenty space to keep it in the living room. I can't wait for our next Galveston overnight; I know we'll want to go back to this property again.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

Excellent getaway with a ocean view. 5 STARS
Guest: caryrich (Hardin, TX)
Date of Stay: 06/24/12 Review Submitted: 08/07/12

Excellent condo away from the people and traffic of Galveston. Beautiful condo with a gorgeous view. Seen dolphins off the balcony within 15 minutes of our first day. Renting again next year.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

A++ Flawless perfection! 5 STARS
Guest: TeresaE (Tomball, Tx)
Date of Stay: 07/26/12 Review Submitted: 08/06/12

My family of 4 and I stayed at this condo recently, we had an amazing time. The condo was very clean, loved the up to date appliances and plumbing fixtures, very classy. This place also has an amazing pool area, i was blown away with the size!!! A few kids with parents, never 'crowded.' (i was very impressed) Our trip consisted of mainly adults, so it was nice to hang out on the patio w/ drinks, look at the amazing view and listen to the ocean. The person I booked the trip with was so very nice as well. She was very thorough when answering my questions, and she was super prompt in replying to my emails. We had an amazing vacay!!!

Wonderful spot to spend my time away from home

Guest: Lola B (Dallas, Texas) 5 STARS
Date of Stay: 02/02/12 Review Submitted: 07/13/12

I received the information asking for a review from the owners who appear to want feedback and I completely forgot until I tried to book again today. Its nice that people appreciate the comments of their guests which could be either good or bad. Thankfully my experience was wonderful and I regret not posting this review sooner. The owners promised a 10% discount and I am currently working on booking the condo for September. I had such a wonderful view that honestly I would come back without the discount. I never thought Galveston would be such a nice place to visit during the winter but due to visiting family I now know its a great time of year to enjoy the island. This condo offered everything I needed. The view speaks for itself so I do plan to continue working with these owners and their property manager.

Recommended for:Sightseeing, people with disabilities, girls getaway, families with young children, pet owners, adventure seekers, romantic getaway, age 55+, families with teenagers.

Recooping from Surgery

Guest: Donna W. (Port Neches, TX) 5 STARS
Date of Stay: 03/11/12 Review Submitted: 03/16/12

I chose to come to Galveston to recoup from back surgery. I was told to walk a lot and relax. Your condo provided a lot of both. When I needed to walk, I would just cross the street and take long walks on the sea wall while watching the waves or sunrise. Only about 2 blocks down is Jimmy’s Pier for GREAT food-we ate there for breakfast twice and lunch twice. When eating in the condo, we enjoyed the FULL SIZE appliances. A lot of condos have mini-versions. The view from the balcony was so close to the water and we enjoyed watching the pelicans fly slowly by above our heads all day. The pools were huge and my sister and her husband said the hot tub was very hot and strong. They loved it. Thanks for helping me recuperate! We loved your condo and will be back.

The last guest BOUGHT her own home away from home at the Maravilla during her stay.


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Property Type

  • Condo
  • On floor 3
  • 778 sq. ft.
  • Elevator : 3 elevators on property

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Events Allowed
          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

            Kids are always welcome but the main party booking the unit must be 24 years old....moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Families are always welcome...moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            We do no allow smoking. If smoke is smelled in the unit this is a forfeiture of deposit....moreless

          • Pets Considered:

            Pets considered on a case by case basis....moreless

          • Wheelchair Accessible:

            We have had guests with wheelchairs stay with us multiple times. ...moreless

          Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 6-8

          • Bedroom 1


          • Bedroom 2


          • Bunk Area


          • Master bedroom has an unobstructed view of the ocean and a king bed. 2nd bedroom has a queen bed. 2 twins located in the hall and the couch does have sheets but it is not a pull out....moreless

          Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom, 1 Half Bathroom

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, combination tub/shower

            1.5 bath total ...moreless

          • Bathroom 1: toilet

            1.5 bath total...moreless

          • 1.5 Hollywood bath, shower/ tub combo with adjoining toliets and vanties seperated from the tub area to make this a 1.5 bath...moreless

          Other Amenities

              • The perfect condo that truly has Gulf views that are amazing. Your next vacation spot. ...moreless


              • CD Player
              • DVD Player
              • Foosball
              • Game Room:

                We have Foosball and ping pong in the lobby/ gym area. ...moreless

              • Ping Pong Table
              • Satellite / Cable:

                Cable TV offered in the living room area and master. DVD offered in the bedroom....moreless

              • Stereo:

                Small stereo for your music choices and CD player. ...moreless

              • Television:

                Tv's in living room, master and second bedroom. ...moreless

              • Video Library:

                Complex allows for you to rent videos...moreless


              • Adventure
              • Away From It All
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Romantic
              • Spa
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


              • Churches
              • Cinemas
              • Live Theater
              • Marina
              • Museums
              • Restaurants
              • Theme Parks
              • Water Parks

              Local Services & Businesses

              • ATM/Bank
              • Fitness Center
              • Groceries
              • Hospital
              • Laundromat
              • Medical Services

              Leisure Activities

              • Bird Watching
              • Boating
              • Horseback Riding
              • Miniature Golf
              • Scenic Drives
              • Shopping
              • Sight Seeing
              • Walking

              Location Type

                  • Ocean View:

                    Unobstructed ocean view. The pictures you see are what you get. ...moreless

                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                  • Cycling
                  • Deepsea Fishing
                  • Fishing
                  • Golf
                  • Kayaking
                  • Parasailing
                  • Pier Fishing
                  • Surfing
                  • Swimming


                  • Dining:

                    We have a bar that seats 4 and a large amount of seating on the patio. Why not enjoy dining or having breakfast with an unobstructed beach view. ...moreless

                  • Dining Area


                  • Air Conditioning:

                    Central air and heating system....moreless

                  • Clothes Dryer:

                    Landry Room on site....moreless

                  • Covered Parking:

                    Covered parking on ground floor of the complex. Parking passes required. ...moreless

                  • Elevator:

                    3 elevators on property...moreless

                  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

                    We have quite a bit of fitness equipment in our gym area that is located in the lobby. Access 24/7 via our pool key...moreless

                  • Hair Dryer
                  • Heating:

                    central heating system ...moreless

                  • Internet:

                    We have secure Wifi access in the condo ...moreless

                  • Iron & Board
                  • Linens Provided:

                    Towels and sheets provided.Please do not take any of our linens to the beach. ...moreless

                  • Living Room:

                    Open living/ dining concept with an unobstructed beach view while cooking and sitting on the couch...moreless

                  • Parking:

                    Ample parking...moreless

                  • Towels Provided:

                    We provide an adequate amount of towels per the nights stay ...moreless

                  • Washing Machine:

                    Coin operated laundry room on site....moreless

                  • Wireless Internet:

                    We have secure Wifi access in the condo ...moreless


                  • Coffee Maker
                  • Cooking Utensils:

                    We have all you need and more ...moreless

                  • Dishes & Utensils:

                    All you need to cook any meal...moreless

                  • Dishwasher
                  • Kitchen:

                    All you need to cook any great meal....moreless

                  • Microwave
                  • Oven:

                    Full sized oven...moreless

                  • Pantry Items:

                    We supply a start5 up roll or paper towel, coffee, and some spices. ...moreless


                  • Balcony:

                    Balcony with unobstructed ocean view and lots of seating ...moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    Bring your bikes to enjoy the Seawall. ...moreless

                  • Boat:

                    Boat rental options in the area....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Golf the day away at facilities like Moody Gardens ...moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    Contact Artist boat for a great experience....moreless

                  • Outdoor Grill:

                    We have multiple areas where you can charcoal grill on the grounds. ...moreless

                  Payment Type

                  • Amex
                  • Discover
                  • Mastercard
                  • Visa

                  Pool / Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    Pool with Cabana, 2nd pool has a waterfall flowing into it, 3rd pool is our heated on the East side. ...moreless

                  • Heated Pool


                  Write a review 4.5
                  from 30 traveler reviews
                  Rental basis: Per property
                  Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
                  Nov 1 - Feb 28, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $110 $169
                  Fri, Sat
                  Mar 1 - May 21, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $149 $229
                  Fri, Sat
                  May 22 - Sep 9, 2015
                  2 night min stay
                  $239 $329
                  Thu, Fri, Sat

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $50
                  • Sanitation fee $80
                  • Refundable Damage Deposit $300
                  • Tax Rate 15%


                  Owner subject to change rates.

                  Pets must be approved.

                  20% increase for holidays and special events. 3 nights required for all holidays and many special events.

                  No Saturday check out during summer.

                  $15 for parking effective per car. Valid for the entire stay.

                  Must be 25 to reserve. Please review contract details.

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                  Last updated: 01/27/2015
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                  The seawall is just right across the street. Come enjoy the new arcade, go carts, Magic Island Golf and much more. Experience our new Galveston Island Historical Pleasure Pier located on 25th street. The Pier has 20 rides, numerous games, features Bubba Gumps Shrimp Company, and so much more. We are minutes away from Moody Gardens, the famous Schlitterbahn Waterpark. Our historical Strand district offers shopping and much more. Are you a pirate fan? Enjoy Pirates Legends of the Gulf Coast which is also located on the Strand. Artist Boat gives you the chance to take a once in a lifetime trip through out wetlands and paint your adventure. In addition, to the above you can always count on Galveston to welcome all visitors with open arms to numerous beaches. We also want to recommend you stopping by Jimmy's on the Pier which is within walking distance from the condo. You can eat breakfast, lunch, of dinner at Jimmy's, fish the pier. Forget your fishing pole? Jimmy's has poles to rent if needed. contact our property manager who is a native Galvestonian for more information.


                  Manager info

                  Year Purchased: 2010

                  About: This property is managed by a local property manager and Realtor, Christina Stevens with Realty Associates. We are a couple who feel in love with Galveston many years ago. We do live out of the area and travel as often as we can to the condo.

                  Why Maravilla:
                  Having a condo for our pleasure in Galveston, Texas, that we could also use as a vacation rental was a must. We love the island and hope our visitors feel the same. After looking at many properties we feel in love with the Maravilla because the grounds are so wonderful and the view was perfect. The pools are very inviting and the complex is well landscaped. We feel like we can offer our condo to others that will truly enjoy the ocean breeze while staying at our home away from home.

                  The Unique Benefits at this Condo:
                  We enjoy relaxing evenings on the patio watching the sun set and just feeling the ocean breeze. It is always nice to cook a lovely dinner and just enjoy the beauty of the ocean. We can also have a lazy day at the pool followed by a lovely dinner out since we are conveniently located by many restaurants. The hot tub is always inviting and warm year around. Our personal guests have enjoyed all the amenities the Maravilla has to offer. A morning swim (weather permitting) or workout is always an option to start the day. We have entertained many friends since our recent purchase and enjoy every free moment we have to do so. We hope others experience the blissful feeling we have while just enjoying a simple life and the beauty of the ocean.

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                  Speaks: english



                  • Views are exact in photos. Picture taken on the balcony.

                    Views are exact in photos. Picture taken on the balcony.

                  • One of only 12 condos at the Maravilla with this unobstructed view. 3rd floor.

                    One of only 12 condos at the Maravilla with this unobstructed view. 3rd floor.

                  • Open all the blinds and enjoy.

                    Open all the blinds and enjoy.

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Full kitchen

                    Full kitchen

                  • Living/ dining/ kitchen combo.

                    Living/ dining/ kitchen combo.

                  • Master bedroom

                    Master bedroom

                  • 1.5 Hollywood bath, custom tile, bath/ shower combo.

                    1.5 Hollywood bath, custom tile, bath/ shower combo.

                  • 2nd bedroom, queen bed.

                    2nd bedroom, queen bed.

                  • Bunks located in main hall.

                    Bunks located in main hall.

                  • This is our lagoon pool which has a waterfall flowing into it.

                    This is our lagoon pool which has a waterfall flowing into it.

                  • Hottub. Warm YEAR AROUND. Located by the larger pool.

                    Hottub. Warm YEAR AROUND. Located by the larger pool.

                  • Amazing view FROM OUR BALCONY. Located on historic Seawall Blvd

                    Amazing view FROM OUR BALCONY. Located on historic Seawall Blvd

                  • Your view from the living room. STUNNING

                    Your view from the living room. STUNNING

                  • Living/ Kitchen/ Dining combo

                    Living/ Kitchen/ Dining combo

                  • Living room

                    Living room

                  • Kitchen


                  • Master bedroom, views of the ocean from your bed.

                    Master bedroom, views of the ocean from your bed.

                  • Bath area closest to master.

                    Bath area closest to master.

                  • 2nd bedroom, queen bed.

                    2nd bedroom, queen bed.

                  • 1.5 Hollywood bath

                    1.5 Hollywood bath

                  • Our largest pool.

                    Our largest pool.

                  • Heated east side pool

                    Heated east side pool

                  • Maravilla grounds. Pictures speak for themselves.

                    Maravilla grounds. Pictures speak for themselves.

                  VRBO #338810

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                  Date last modified - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

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